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Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has made waves throughout the world, politically and financially - and they are taking their toll. From oil and gas to commodities like wheat, Europe is having an economic reckoning as they struggle with their dependency on Russian exports.
In the last week, German economists have urged businesses and households to cut back their energy use. Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, went so far as to tell European households to become more pessimistic and cut back on spending.
Experts are even saying that a recession may be on its way.
If you've been following me for a while, you'll know that this is usually about the time when I tell you that the media and so-called experts have it wrong, and that you should ignore them.
Not this time. You shouldn't touch the European finance sector with a 10-foot pole, and if you have money already invested there, you should sell immediately.
The best opportunities right now are domestic, both for taking profits and for securing future returns. This week, I'm looking at a handful of American businesses in various sectors to see where they're at and how best to rebalance your portfolio for the coming months.
I've got trade recommendations for four stocks, which you can get in the video below...
Given the current state of the markets, smart investors need to find opportunities that are outside the box. Some traditional equities have a lot of upside potential, but the market overall is still a bit of a rollercoaster.
Fortunately, in times like these, there's one thing you can always count on - the American entrepreneurial spirit. Right now, the next business visionary, in the same vein as Jobs, Musk, or Gates, is hard at work trying to make their dream a reality.
But they'll need help to do it - from angel investors with the guts to back a good thing.
Most people don't realize how lucrative startup investing can be - potentially up to 1650X better than stocks. And we've got one in our sights that is expected to pull in skyrocketing revenues over the next year, from $11 million to over $154 million.
About the Author
Shah Gilani boasts a financial pedigree unlike any other. He ran his first hedge fund in 1982 from his seat on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. When options on the Standard & Poor's 100 began trading on March 11, 1983, Shah worked in "the pit" as a market maker.
The work he did laid the foundation for what would later become the VIX - to this day one of the most widely used indicators worldwide. After leaving Chicago to run the futures and options division of the British banking giant Lloyd's TSB, Shah moved up to Roosevelt & Cross Inc., an old-line New York boutique firm. There he originated and ran a packaged fixed-income trading desk, and established that company's "listed" and OTC trading desks.
Shah founded a second hedge fund in 1999, which he ran until 2003.
Shah's vast network of contacts includes the biggest players on Wall Street and in international finance. These contacts give him the real story - when others only get what the investment banks want them to see.
Today, as editor of Hyperdrive Portfolio, Shah presents his legion of subscribers with massive profit opportunities that result from paradigm shifts in the way we work, play, and live.
Shah is a frequent guest on CNBC, Forbes, and MarketWatch, and you can catch him every week on Fox Business's Varney & Co.